Stilettos and Diapers: My Blissdom, a Synchroblog.

2.01.2013

My Blissdom, a Synchroblog.

I know, I know. I can't shut up about Blissdom. I'm sorry to y'all who read this and don't have a clue why. Blissdom is a blog conference. {insert muffled nerd comments} A blog conference that brings together thousands of women (and a few brave men) for a weekend of learning, conversation and fun. Today, they asked us to tell our Blissdom story. You can see all the link-ups here. For now, here's mine.

My first Blissdom was in 2011. I was terrified. I had met one of my roommates, but not the other 2. I was quiet and nervous to get into a huge room full of big deal ladies that were confident and amazing. At the opening session, they played a video of Katy Perry's Firework, a song that normally makes me cringe, and not in a good way. But not this time. 

This time I cried. It was an overwhelming feeling of excitement and energy. All these like hearted women were together to celebrate and grow our passion. A passion that was being encouraged and supported by the conference. 

I left Blissdom that year a different person. Excited to better myself, my blog and my life. With a purse full of business cards, I connected with brands, bloggers and amazing friends. Friends that have been to my house, have met my family and are people I talk to on a daily basis. 

Blissdom 2012 was a little different, since I took my 3 month old. I had the same roommates, but I was still nervous. I was determined to be less timid. To introduce myself to anyone I wanted to, without being completely terrified. And I did just that. 

I went to sessions that I wanted to, even though it meant breaking away from my comfortable circle of friends. And it was okay. I got so much out of the conference. I learned a lot more about the business side of things, about SEO and things that just aren't easy to learn when simply reading them online. 

I left again with a new drive, much inspired by Jon Acuff and his amazing sessions. Once again, I had more business cards than I knew what to do with, tons of connections and plenty of opportunity. I realized my blog was becoming a much bigger part of my life than I ever anticipated it to. And I was happy about it. 

Blissdom 2013 is just 7 weeks away. This year, I took a huge leap of faith and will be serving as a Fashion/Beauty community leader, alongside Kate of The Small Things Blog. I am so honored to be able to work with the fabulous people of Blissdom and some women that I really admire. 

I don't sing Blissdom's praises because just because I was in a flash mob with Chris Mann. Or because I got to touch Joe Jonas or have my picture taken with Rascal Flatts. Those are just some really awesome perks. 

Blissdom changed the way I blog. The way I prioritize. It's helped me turn my passions into a business and has brought me some of my best friends. I don't foresee a year that I won't fill my suitcase with sparkly clothing and head to Blissdom. 

If you are prepping for Blissdom, check out my What to Wear post and come back soon for more in my Blissdom Prep Series! 

2 comments:

  1. I love this and I am so excited to attend this year. Not gonna lie I am SERIOUSLY nervous!!! I get so shy and intimidated by so many amazing women!! I hope I get to meet you as you are someone who inspires me as a momma, a blogger, and just a great person and I have loved your blog for so long!

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  2. Okay this really REALLY makes me wanna go!!

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